9781743797112

What's Wrong With You? An Insider’s Guide To Your Insides

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  • ISBN13:

    9781743797112

  • ISBN10:

    1743797117

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-08-31
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant
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Summary

Take a tour through your body and its common medical symptoms with What's Wrong with You? an insider's guide for anybody with a body – particularly one that itches, aches, or malfunctions.

Over a billion health-related Google searches – more than one in every 15 Google enquiries – are made every day. Ask Dr. Google about your headache and it will spew forth a useless list of possible diagnoses (invariably topped by brain cancer). But dubious diagnostic labels just aren't satisfying. What people really want to know is: why am I feeling like this? What's actually going on in my body to make me feel like this?

In What's Wrong With You? Dr. Sarah Holper takes you on a tour through the human body, explaining the reason for common medical symptoms that cause concern. With interesting facts, personal anecdotes, insider doctor secrets and memorable patient encounters spread throughout this book, Dr. Holper lends her working knowledge to those seeking to understand just what's going on inside and outside their bodies.

This guide will not try to diagnose you. Rather, it will arm you with the knowledge you need to understand why your body reacts to illness the way it does.

Author Biography

Dr. Sarah Holper is a neurology doctor and passionate communicator, who has published research on the impenetrability of the writing of doctors and academics and how poor communication can jeopardize patient care. Dr. Holper served as medical adviser for David Astle's popular science book 'Rewording the Brain' and she devised a world-first study identifying the brain region responsible for the 'aha!' moment when cracking a crossword clue. Over the past decade Dr. Holper has worked in more than a dozen hospitals in rural towns and city centers. She has cared for thousands of patients, given thousands of explanations and answered thousands of questions. Patients have commended her ability to 'explain things in plain English', though her puns have received variable reviews.

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